I’m learning how to knit!!

12/22/2012
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As I’m diving deeper and deeper into this whole WWII reenactment stuff, the more I’m realizing I need to learn how to knit. I’ve found so many amazing 40’s patterns on sites like Fabulous Forties Fashions, and haven’t found ANY suitable pre-made sweaters or knitwear items from that time period. So if you want something done right… you know what they say. Plus, every time I look at Lauren’s blog she’s practically rubbing it in my face that she’s cooler than me because she knits amazing things ;) ;)

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Obviously I’m not going to be knitting my own long underwear anytime soon, but Knit Lab for Beginners promises to teach me everything I need to know to get started. I’ve been terrified of knitting up until this point, but with a 100% money back guarantee and 50% off the original class price, I’m not going to sit around and be afraid of yarn any longer!! Haha!

As I work through the class, I’ll be sure to share my progress and my input. Craftsy has never let me down with any of their classes before, but I am worried that I’ll get frustrated with myself and not want to stick with it. I know practice makes perfect, and everything takes time to learn, but sewing has always come pretty easy for me and I definitely love that! If it aint broke don’t try something new, right? Hahah I know that’s a terrible outlook to have! I’m going to try it! Plus, with the amount of sweaters I wear, I’d be really stupid not to learn to make my own.

Wish me luck ;)

ALL Craftsy classes are up to 75% off until the 24th, AND they’ve added a lot more free classes to the library. Definitely take advantage of the free classes if nothing else! I know I did. Even the ones I might not ever use like quilting and jewelry making. Because come on, THEY’RE FREE!
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(photos taken from the WWII Services Knitwear page on the fab forties website)

  • Sara (The Wishful Tinker)

    Do it! Knitting is awsome, but a bit tricky at the beginning. But i
    think you have a heads up since you already know how to construct
    garments. Good Luck!

  • ozzyblackbeard

    Yey to learning to knit!! Once you get the hang of the knit and purl stitches, everything else is just a variation of them. Good luck with it! :)

  • KitteeBeeBerns

    yay! you know about ravelry, right? so much free inspiration there!

    • http://luckylucille.wpengine.com/ Rochelle New

      Yes I just signed up!! It’s so awesome.

  • Sarah

    Hooray for you! I adore knitting and am so glad I stuck with it! :) I am looking forward to your progress!

  • MarrieB

    Good for you! I know you can do it. Knitting is awesome, but it is a bit like crack, and can be addictive. So you’ve been warned! ;)

  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com/ Ginger

    Oh yay, good luck! Knitting is so much fun! I think you’ll really love it once you get going!

  • Regan Elizabeth

    I’m just now learning to knit with double pointed needles and I feel like I’m learning to knit all over again haha. I will say, don’t get discouraged if you’re still left with tons of questions, I find even though I can get the basics of something down from the internet or a book, nothing compares to having a real person who can point out little mistakes or really see your work.

    • http://luckylucille.wpengine.com/ Rochelle New

      Thank you that’s great advice. I have a friend who knits and next time we meet up she agreed to help me :)

  • Alex Mills

    I got that class earlier this year, it is a wonderful class! Can wait to see your knitting progress :)

    • jessicaweese

      I knit as a small child, but had forgotten some of the basics like casting on. I took the Knit lab class last year and it was great! I have really enjoyed the Craftsy knitting classes.